The NIRI Fellows Recognition Program honors NIRI members who have distinguished themselves through their leadership within NIRI as well as the professional standards to which they have abided and their involvement and contributions to the IR profession throughout their careers. Those selected as “NIRI Fellows” are highly engaged individuals who have elevated the profession throughout their careers and whose sustained commitment has led to continued service as subject-matter experts and leaders in education, selection-committee participants, authors, and thought leaders within the Institute and the field of investor relations.
“We are thrilled to honor these four exemplary professionals for their commitment and contributions to the profession of investor relations,” said James M. Cudahy, President and Chief Executive Officer of NIRI. “These influential individuals join a very select group of investor relations professionals that have received the NIRI Fellows designation since the program’s inception in 2013. We will honor them at the NIRI 2016 Annual Conference in San Diego, June 6-8.
“The 2016 class of NIRI Fellows is unique in that it includes former longtime NIRI CEO, Lou Thompson, who, though nominated some months ago, unfortunately passed away in late March before NIRI could bestow this honor upon him,” Cudahy continued. “Lou’s influence within the profession was far reaching, from his warm and welcoming interactions with members and potential members, to growing the NIRI membership over his 24 year tenure, to his ability to bring NIRI to the regulatory table, to actually developing IR into the distinct and respected profession that it is today. He will truly be missed.”
More information about the NIRI Fellows Recognition Program, including a list of those on whom this honor has been bestowed, can be found at www.niri.org/fellows.
NIRI 2016 Fellows
John Chevalier, Vice President, Global Investor Relations, The Procter & Gamble Company
Nancy Hobor, Senior Lecturer, Northwestern University, Medill School of Journalism, Media, and Integrated Marketing Communications
Jenny Kobin, Partner, Investor Relations Advisory Solutions
Louis M. Thompson, Jr., Former CEO, National Investor Relations Institute
About the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI)
Founded in 1969, NIRI (www.NIRI.org) is the professional association of corporate officers and investor relations consultants responsible for communication among corporate management, shareholders, securities analysts and other financial community constituents. NIRI is the largest professional investor relations association in the world with more than 3,300 members representing over 1,600 publicly held companies and $9 trillion in stock market capitalization.